NPTC offers the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification at Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced Level to students in several areas of the College. Students are expected to study the Welsh Baccalaureate in addition to their main programme of study.
The core curriculum for the Welsh Baccalaureate includes:
- Wales, Europe and the World – Politics, Social Studies, Economics, Culture, Language and an individual investigation
- Work-related Education – Work Experience and Entrepreneurship
- Personal and Social Education – Health, Relationships, Citizenship, Global Issues and Community Participation.
The core curriculum along with its strong emphasis on 'learning by doing' is what makes this qualification unique. Students have the opportunity to participate in interesting and enriching experiences, which will equip them with the necessary skills to progress in any further education and employment.
The Welsh Baccalaureate contains no examinations as such, instead students complete a portfolio, which includes the core curriculum as well as evidence from their main programme of study. Furthermore, evidence of key skills in communication, IT, application of number, working with others, problem-solving and improving own learning and performance also form an integral part of the portfolio.
Students who successfully complete the Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma at Advanced Level will be awarded the equivalent of an A grade at A Level. This can be added to the points they gain in their A Level/AGCE studies to gain entry to university, which is another additional benefit to this qualification.
For further information on the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, please contact:
|Julie Flynn - Level 1/Level 2 Coordinator||01639 648331|
|Pili Keen – Level 3 (Afan) Coordinator||01639 648532|
|Leah Johns – Level 3 (Neath||01639 648321|
From September 2012 NPTC will be piloting the new Post 16 Level 1 and Level2 Diploma Qualification with selected L1 and L2 Vocational programmes.